The chance of getting out of (((HELL))) is as slim as all the convicted serial killers getting out of prison to go to the White House to have breakfast with the president. :0) lol================================And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (Revelation 14:11 KJV)==============And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:12-15 KJV)
Mainstream Christianity says no. But there are some who believe it to be more of a purging. I believe the book of Peter (NOT canon) takes this point of view. There are a few who believe it to be obliteration, and there are some who deny its existence all together.
hell is not a place of torment. It is the English translation of the Hebrew word sheol. it means: common grave of man. it is a place of inactivity.Ecc 9:10: " all that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in sheol the place to which you are going"(compare Ecc 9:5,6) when we die we go to rest. Jesus likend it to sleeping.(Lu 11:11-15) but we do have a hope of the resurrection on earth in paradise.Acts 24:15:" And I have hope toward God, which hope these men themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." where? here on earth, in paradise. (Ps37:11,29) WWW.jw.org
Nowhere does the Bible teach that we will have a second chance after we die to turn to Christ and be saved. (Nor does it teach reincarnation-the belief that we will return to earth again and again, so we can have another chance after this life is over.) In fact, it indicates that the opposite is the case. Instead, it says that what we do with Christ right now will determine our eternal destiny-either in heaven with God, or in hell separated from God forever. The Bible says, "man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). The same warning is found in one of Jesus' parables, in which a rich man who had ignored God all his life died and went to hell. There he begged to be given even a few drops of water from heaven-but it was too late. He was told by the heavenly messenger, "between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us" (Luke 16:26).
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Unless you are resuscitated from an accident or heart attack, etc,...or raised by a Believer, no. "It is given to man once to die and then judgement." the Bible says. And I agree, you don't have to live your life looking over your shoulder. God made a Way of escape for us all in His Son Jesus. Some choose not to take it, and others do. As for hell itself, it was made for the devil and the angels who followed him. (Now demons.) It was not created for man and no human NEEDS to go there. It is the choice of each individual. It sounds to me that God is talking to you about this. I pray you accept Him. Because His love needs to be talked about a lot more than hell does.
Well, that depends. Christianity is based off of Judaism, and in Judaism, everyone goes to hell, for a short amount of time, to be cleaned and ready for heaven. Hell is not necessarily a bad thing, and some people even look forward to it, because it means spiritual purity. That's my take on it, but who knows?
In the book of revelations it says that the grave death and hell are gonna deliver up the dead in them to be judged. It then goes on to say that those whose names are not found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. So yes a person can go to hell and still have a chance of going to heaven. Why would this even happen if there wasn't some chance of their name being found. Further. The Lord is gonna return one day and finish the work he started upon this earth. Upon this earth his work was to seek and to save that which was lost. After he ascended into the heavens the saved were as sheep among wolves and some were devoured. By this scripture we know he will finish the work. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. (Romans 9:27, 28 KJV) With all of this I will leave you to decide but I go believe there is hope for our loved ones who died lost.
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No, that's why Christians are so eager to tell the good news of salvation now to people before it is too late for them. That's also why the devil is doing everything possible to keep the word from getting out. He is doing everything to shut Christianity down and consequently stop people from getting saved. His desire is to take as many to hell with him as possible to get back at Christ. He is pure evil and the father of lies. Don't listen to him any longer. Read the book of John several times to get acquainted with Jesus.
The judgment seat of Christ comes after the 1000 year millennium (also the 1000 years in hell). When you are judged guilty you will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. You must choose for Christ now before you die in your sins.